Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 769–788, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-769-2015
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 769–788, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-769-2015

Research article 09 Apr 2015

Research article | 09 Apr 2015

Comparison of storm damage functions and their performance

B. F. Prahl et al.

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Winter storms are the most costly natural hazard for European residential property. Their costs can be assessed via damage functions relating storm intensity to loss. However, the heavy-tailed loss distribution and the high uncertainty pose difficulties for their application. We address these difficulties by comparing four empirical damage functions and providing model recommendations. In a broader context, we discuss the shape of the damage functions in the light of theoretical considerations.
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